NFL DFS Top Plays for Fanduel lineups Single Game Monday Night Football Seahawks at Giants
Monday night’s matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and the New York Giants promises to deliver an exciting single-game slate for NFL DFS enthusiasts. FanDuel Sportsbook sets the stage with Seattle as a slight 1.5-point road favorite, and the over/under set at 47.5 points.
Single-Game Slate Essentials
For those new to single-game slates, here’s a quick rundown. These contests feature five flex spots with scoring identical to the main slate, but with a twist: kickers are in play, and there’s an “MVP” roster slot. The MVP player earns 1.5 times their total fantasy points, adding a strategic layer to your lineup decisions.
Daniel Jones ($15,500)
Daniel Jones, the Giants’ quarterback, presents an interesting case. He’s had his ups and downs this season, with single-digit FanDuel point outings and a 31.74-point explosion against the Arizona Cardinals. Fortunately for Jones, he faces a Seahawks defense ranked 26th in adjusted pass defense. While he’s had his struggles passing, his mobility enhances his upside, with an average of 8.0 carries for 35.7 rushing yards and 0.3 touchdowns per game, along with a 46.2% red zone carry share. Jones is poised to be a popular MVP choice.
Geno Smith ($15,000)
On the other side, Geno Smith, the Seahawks’ quarterback, may not run as much as Jones but has shown proficiency as a passer. He ranks in the top 10 in Passing Net Expected Points (NEP) per drop back among starting QBs. The Giants’ defense ranks 29th in adjusted pass defense, setting the stage for Smith to have a productive day through the air. While Jones may be the chalk MVP, don’t underestimate Geno’s potential to rack up passing yards and touchdowns.
D.K. Metcalf ($13,000) and Tyler Lockett ($12,500)
Seattle’s dynamic receiving duo, D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, are solid options for your MVP consideration. Metcalf boasts a 19.8% target share and a 37.8% air yards share, while Lockett follows closely with 21.9% and 36.4%, respectively. Metcalf’s higher receiving yardage and catch rate over expected make him a strong MVP candidate, but Lockett’s red zone involvement and past performance can’t be overlooked.
Kenneth Walker III ($16,000)
With Saquon Barkley doubtful, Kenneth Walker III stands out as a premium option for the MVP slot. Walker is coming off a 29.1-point performance and boasts an impressive average of 92.3 scrimmage yards, 15.7 rushes, 3.3 targets per game, and 4 rushing touchdowns this season. He’s the go-to back in the red zone with a 65.0% red zone rush share. While he might not be as popular as the quarterbacks, Walker offers a unique path to the top of the leaderboard.
Matt Breida ($11,000)
For those seeking a contrarian MVP pick, consider Matt Breida, who steps into Saquon Barkley’s shoes. Breida played 80.4% of snaps in Week 3 as the lead back, and while he faces a tough matchup, he could see significant volume in a close game.
Darren Waller ($11,500)
Darren Waller, the Giants’ top pass-catcher, leads in target share (20.8%) and ranks second in air yards share (25.5%). While he could provide value as an MVP with some touchdown luck, Waller is a solid choice for your flex spot.
Isaiah Hodgins ($10,000) and Parris Campbell ($8,000)
Hodgins and Campbell offer additional options in the Giants’ receiving corps. While their roles are less certain, Campbell’s higher target share makes him a viable choice. Keep an eye on playing time and targets during the game.
Darius Slayton ($8,500)
Darius Slayton, the Giants’ lead wide receiver, boasts impressive stats in target share (17.7%), snap share (78.1%), and air yards share (36.8%). He’s a value play with the potential for deep connections with Daniel Jones.
Zach Charbonnet ($7,500)
Zach Charbonnet, despite being the backup, has seen significant snaps and red zone work. He’s a valuable low-salaried option if you’re looking to round out your lineup.
Kickers and Defense
Don’t forget about kickers and defense. Jason Myers and Graham Gano could make an impact in a high-scoring game, while the Seattle D/ST might capitalize on Daniel Jones’ turnovers.
In summary, Monday night’s showdown between the Seattle Seahawks and the New York Giants offers a wealth of DFS opportunities. Whether you opt for star quarterbacks, dynamic receivers, or under-the-radar value plays, strategic lineup construction will be key in this high-stakes contest. Good luck, and may your fantasy team emerge victorious!
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